Schools.com Releases Infographic on the Effect of Digital Devices on Student Study Habits and the Future of Textbooks

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As e-readers become more prominent amongst students, e-reader manufacturers, such as Amazon, claim that popular devices like their Kindle can save students as much as 80 percent on textbooks by allowing them to rent books digitally. Additionally, students are making the shift from pen clicks to keyboard taps as they replace old school forms of studying with new techniques.

It will certainly be interesting to look at this infographic in 2015 and see what statistics have changed

Schools.com, a leading education site, last week released an infographic that illustrates how student dependence on digital devices such as laptops, smart phones, tablets, and e-readers is changing traditional education. A study conducted by CourseSmart and Wakefield Research found that 85 percent of students say that technology saves them time when studying. The study also found that both students and faculty use technology for quicker and more efficient forms of communication, as well as additional methods of teaching and learning.

“There’s no doubt that students are addicted to technology like cell phones and laptops,” said Seth Restaino, Schools.com spokesperson. “This infographic illustrates how students are using those electronic devices to change education as we know it.”

The infographic shows that some of the most traditional parts of a student’s education, such as writing papers, conducting research and taking class notes, are seeing a modern day makeover and making the jump from physical to digital. Recently, South Korea announced that by the year 2015, paper textbooks will be completely replaced by e-textbooks. The CourseSmart and Wakefield Research study found that South Korea’s idea is not impossible; the infographic shows that 48 percent of students who own digital devices say they frequently use eTextbooks.

“It will certainly be interesting to look at this infographic in 2015 and see what statistics have changed,” expressed Restaino. “Furthermore, I’m curious to see what additional educational technologies will have been created by then.”

Schools.com can be found on Twitter by following @schoolsEDU and on Facebook.

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